by Mariam Rehman
Iqbal’s poetry is the first inspiration of every Pakistani, and it has deep meaning inside, which we need to understand. Today we are in a dire need of learning the meaning of ‘Khudi’, and this was his message which leads to the creation of Pakistan. Iqbal says,
I have observed the kingly majesty on the
faces of the slaves.
Mahmud’s splendour is visible in the dust of
Abhi Ishq k Imtihan Aur Bhi Hain
sitaaron se aage jahaan aur bhii hain
abhii ishq ke imtihaa.N aur bhii hain
kanaa’at na kar aalam-e-rang-o-bu par
chaman aur bhii, aashiyaa.N aur bhii hai.n
agar kho gayaa ek nasheman to kyaa Gam
maqaamaat-e-aah-o-fugaan aur bhii hain
tuu shahii.n hai parwaaz hai kaam teraa
tere saamane aasmaan aur bhii hain
Our Ishq Pakistan is facing imtihan, and Iqbal’s above poetry gave a clear vision that there is no need to be disappointed, we will bounce back as a nation and this is one thing I am sure of.